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Current Issue July/August 2014




The Tropics in Chicagoland
Lake Michigan garden has star power with the tropical section taking bows every summer. By Jean Starr

Sky-High Harvests
Local restaurateurs are taking to the roof to grow vegetables and herbs for their kitchens. By Ramon Gonzalez

Schooled in Good Gardening
A space that shows the strong sense of color, form, texture and plain old  how-to knowledge of one Villa Park gardener. By Carolyn Ulrich


Curb Appeal
Walk This Way

Gardening Basics
Unusual Tools

The Hands-On Gardener
Serious Seed Saving

The Edible Garden
Meet the Three Sisters

Chicagoland Natives
Prairie Path Pilgrimage

Kids’ Gardening
Make a Sun Print

Problem Solver
Dealing With a Narrow Space

The Container Garden
Going in Circles

Mike Nowak


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